AN EVALUATION OF HUMAN THERMAL MODELS FOR THE STUDY OF IMMERSION HYPOTHERMIA EQUIPMENT

This report presents an evaluation of mathematical models of a man in a cold environment. The models are evaluated for their ability to predict the effectiveness of anti-exposure equipment used during cold water immersion. The evaluation is done by comparison of model results to those observed during in vivo cold immersions with a wide range of anti-exposure equipment. The models evaluated are those, available in the literature, which employ a metabolic rate control submodel. Model results obtained with modified and experimental submodels are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    Systems Engineering Program
    Clemson, SC  USA  29631

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Baker IV, E R
    • Harnett, R M
    • Ringuest, J L
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-80-79 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CH-72074-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM